Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2020 Monthly Color Challenge Quilt - January

January - Finch (Yellow)

Patterns by Jen has this month's block instructions and pattern on her blog

I have this fabulous Tula Pink dots fabric that I want to use as a background, so I bought a quarter yard of some of the month's colors to go with it. My LQS has all quilting cotton on sale and this Kona cotton colors are perfect!

When looking at the pattern, I soon realized that I wanted more color than the dots, so I switched the order of the fabrics. I started happily sewing my strips and when I went to iron them, something did not look right. I forgot the SCANT quarter inch seams. Don't be like Kathy, READ Jen's instructions.

I love how the bugs look in the squares.

There will be prizes from sponsors each quarter! Check out Jen’s blog for more details

Bloggers for this month's challenge:
Patterns by Jen
Kathy's Quilts and More
The Quilted Diary
Bear Paw Stitch and Design
Everyone deserves a Quilt

Sponsors for January through March are:

Quilters Chic - PDF Pattern
3rd Story Workshop: Andrea Jackson - Book: Gemology
Quilters Dream Batting - Dream Fusible 80/20 - 60" x 60"
Andover Fabrics - Fabric Bundle -  Giucy Giuce's DECLASSIFIED
Warm Company - Warm and Natural - Needled Cotton Batting 45" x 60"
Make Modern Magazine - 6 month subscription
Patterns By Jen - Superior Thread S-Fine 30
Patterns By Jen - Tucker Trimmer

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Introduction can be read at 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

Make sure you post and use these hashtags on IG so we can see your pretty blocks.
#2020monthlycolorchallenge #Januaryyellowfinch


e said...

Love your fabric choices for this month!

Kathy Nester said...

Thanks, I love this challenge!!

Sandi1100 said...

I like how you're doing the reverse of the fabrics. Beautiful choice in fabric.

BarefootThunder said...

perfect colors for a goldfinch. it will be fun to see the other colors with this background. great choice.

Megan Doyle said...

Wow, I love your fabric choices. Seeing what other people use clues me in to ideas, thanks.

Megan Doyle said...

Wow I love your fabric choices. Gives ideas as to variations. Thanks,

Megan Doyle said...

Wow I love your fabric choices. Gives ideas of variations possible.